Rihanna’s wearing it, Kareena’s wearing it, Kendal’s wearing it – green colour on their eye lids. This hue, in all its avatars, looks simply stunning on our skin. Whether you are dusky, medium-toned, or fair you can interpret this hue to suit your look; try emerald, olive, teal, lime, or moss.
Apply the colour as a liner or as a full on eye shadow; you can do a smoky look or a simple lightly tinted lids. Wear one shade all over or blend two and more greens for more intensity. So versatile is the shade.
So go ahead update your makeup kit and stock up on some green eye makeup, and try these looks:
Emerald Lined Eyes
Take a cue from super model Lily Aldridge and put a thick emerald green line on your upper lid. You can extend it to the outer corner in a flick
Pick Maybelline Hyper Glossy Electrics Eyeliner in Lazer Green, Rs 275 or Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner in Green Spark, Rs 775 to try this out.
Olive Green Lids
Give a bright, summery twist to smokey eyes like Kendall Jenner with shimmery light green eye shadow on the top lid and lower lash line
Try it with Colorbar All Day Waterproof Eye Shadow Stick in Olive, Rs 850
Dark Green Peepers
Do the diva, and go for the deepest green liner you can find. Draw a thick line almost up to the crease and extend it beyond the outer corner in a cat’s eye. You can go all matte and with sharp, clean lines, especially if you are wearing this look to office. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Green, Rs 325 is perfect for this finish.
Transform this look for the night by wearing a deep green with a hint of shimmer. Fill with your liner till the crease, and then smudge some colour on your lower lash line as well, just like Rihanna has done. L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim in Green, Rs 725, and Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal in Just Green, Rs 650 help you achieve the look.
Shimmery Teal Shaded Lids
This green eye shadow look was first seen on the New York catwalks in 2013. Since then makeup artists have done many interpretations. So this look has become a sort of classic. The green is shimmery, a little dirty, and covers your upper lid in a soft wash. You need an eyes shadow with a sheer finish. When applying the colour, start a little inside of the inner corners and till the outer corner of your eyes.
Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye shadow Crayon in Green, Rs 750 and Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art in Dessert Dazzle, Rs 790 are the perfect shade of green for this look.
Peacock Green Eyes
If you are in a playful mood, and have a pool party to attend, or want to go out with the girls then this dual-toned green eye shadow look is something you can try. Inspired from the shades of green in a peacock feather, this look blends bright green and blue.
To get the look, first apply a bright acqua blue liner like Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Persian Blue, Rs 449 over your top lid, and then sweep a shimmery green liner like Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Color Eye Pencil in Peacock Green, Rs 275 on your lower lash line. Smudge and blend the two together to get a blue-green wash of colour. Finish off with a coat or two of curling mascara.